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The latest happenings at Sacramento International.

Check here for announcements, travel news, airport changes and more. There's always something new at SMF.

  • May 17 2024
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    Sacramento County Department of Airports wins Greater Sacramento Economic Council Award

    The Greater Sacramento Economic Council (GSEC) recognized Sacramento County Department of Airports (SCDA) with its Competitiveness Award at GSEC’s Annual Celebration event May 16.

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  • Apr 09 2024
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    Sacramento International Airport Invests in Second Parking Garage

    Otto Construction Awarded Contract to Build 5,500 Space Parking Structure Near Terminal B

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  • Mar 27 2024
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    Sacramento International Airport executes Community Workforce and Training Agreement

    The CWTA will be applied to six of the seven projects that make up the SMForward expansion program at SMF.

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  • Mar 27 2024
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    TMM Housekeeping Awarded Custodial Duties Contract at SMF

    TMM willing, able to take on all current custodial workers, including those with disabilities

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  • Feb 08 2024
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    New Dining Options Coming to Sacramento International Airport

    Sacramento County Board of Supervisors Approves Recommendations for Concessions Contract

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  • Jan 18 2024
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    Sacramento International Airport Advances in Critical Funding Program

    SMF becomes one of the first airports in the nation to proceed to the creditworthiness phase of the TIFIA process.

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  • Dec 18 2023
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    Fly Festive: Tips to Make Your SMF Journey Jolly

    If you’re traveling for the holidays, you won’t be alone! Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is expecting holiday travel to be back at pre-pandemic levels this season, welcoming over 100,000 passengers between December 18 and December 26.

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  • Nov 30 2023
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    Hawaiian Airlines begins ticket sales for new nonstop service between Sacramento and Lihuʻe and Kona

    Hawaiian announced it will expand service in Sacramento (SMF) with four weekly flights to Līhuʻe (LIH) on Kauaʻi, starting May 24 , and three weekly flights to Kona (KOA) on the Island of Hawaiʻi, effective May 25.

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  • Nov 15 2023
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    SMF Offers Essential Thanksgiving Travel Tips for Passengers

    Sacramento International Airport (SMF) anticipates a significant surge in travelers during the upcoming holiday weekend.

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  • Nov 14 2023
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    Sacramento Kings and Sacramento International Airport (SMF) Announce Historic Partnership

    SMF Becomes Official Airport Partner of the Sacramento Kings

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  • Oct 04 2023
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    Holiday weekend travel tips from SMF

    With more than 100,000 travelers expected to fly out of Sacramento International Airport (SMF) during the Indigenous Peoples’ Day holiday weekend, SMF would like to offer travelers a few travel tips to help make their journey that much easier.

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  • Sep 11 2023
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    SMF to Conduct Triennial Emergency Exercise

    Sacramento International Airport (SMF) will be conducting its Triennial Emergency exercise on September 13, 2023. The exercise is in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations.

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  • Aug 31 2023
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    LABOR DAY WEEKEND TRAVEL TIPS FROM SMF

    With more than 120,000 travelers expected to pass through Sacramento International Airport (SMF) during the Labor Day holiday weekend, SMF would like to offer travelers a few travel tips to help make their journey that much easier.

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  • Aug 03 2023
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    SMF Announces Nonstop Service to Orlando

    Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is delighted to announce the introduction of nonstop service to Orlando International Airport (MCO) through a partnership with Southwest Airlines. This exciting new route will offer direct flights every Saturday, starting from March 9, 2024, providing travelers with convenient access to the enchanting city of Orlando, Florida.

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  • Aug 02 2023
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    SMF Announces Nightly Closures and Detours for I-5 Auxiliary Lanes Project

    Travelers planning to use Sacramento International Airport (SMF) in the coming weeks should be aware of a major transportation improvement project that may impact their commute. The Sacramento I-5 Auxiliary Lanes Project, a Caltrans initiative aimed at improving traffic flow and safety, will require nightly closures and detours on specific dates in August.

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  • Jul 18 2023
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    Delta Airlines to offer nonstop service from SMF to Las Vegas on October 9

    Sacramento International Airport is excited to announce the launch of an additional nonstop flight from Sacramento International Airport (SMF) to Las Vegas International Airport (LAS), starting October 9, 2023.

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  • Jul 13 2023
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    Sacramento International Airport announces the launch of direct service to Miami on American Airline

    The inaugural service will mark the first and only nonstop service to South Florida from Sacramento.

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  • Jun 28 2023
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    Upcoming SMF Construction: Plan Ahead for Improved Travel Experience

    Exciting developments are underway as part of the Elkhorn Boulevard Extension Project at Sacramento International Airport (SMF). Starting July 9 and lasting until July 24, we will be implementing significant enhancements to ensure smoother travel experiences for all.

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  • Jun 15 2023
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    SMF receives FAA funding for relocation of air traffic control tower

    New state-of-the-art facility will be located on the northside of the Airport

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  • May 24 2023
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    Memorial Day weekend travel tips from SMF

    With more than 100,000 travelers expected to fly out of Sacramento International Airport (SMF) during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, SMF would like to offer travelers a few travel tips to help make their journey that much easier.

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  • Mar 06 2023
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    SMF sees record-breaking passenger numbers in 2022, announces major expansion program to meet needs

    Surge in passenger traffic emphasizes the need for multi-faceted growth plan at SMF

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  • Mar 01 2023
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    SMF Deploys Facial Biometric Boarding for International Departures

    SMF is proud to announce its latest cutting-edge initiative in the realm of airport security: the deployment of Amadeus Facial Biometrics technology at select boarding gates, starting on March 2, 2023.

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  • Feb 24 2023
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    Southwest Airlines Takes Off from Sacramento to Nashville –  Nonstop Service Now Available from SMF!

    Sacramento County Department of Airports is pleased to announce the launch of nonstop service from SMF to Nashville International Airport (BNA) beginning Saturday, March 11, 2023.

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  • Feb 01 2023
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    SMF Launches $1.3 Billion Expansion Project – SMForward

    The initiative will expand parking, gates, and create a more seamless travel experience for passengers with the addition of new amenities and services.

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  • Dec 08 2022
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    SMF Welcomes New Air Canada Service to Toronto

    Starting June 2, 2023, Northern Californians will be able to reach Eastern Canada with a new nonstop service between SMF and Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ).

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  • Nov 18 2022
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    SMF Named Wall Street Journal’s Top Airport

    SMF earns title as top airport

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  • Nov 15 2022
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    Flying out of SMF for Thanksgiving? Here are some travel tips.

    From coast to coast, people are ready to gather with family and friends for Thanksgiving.

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  • Jun 30 2022
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    Fourth of July Travel Tips from SMF

    Over 125,000 travelers are expected to fly out of SMF during the July 4th holiday weekend – a level that will push traffic to nearly pre-pandemic volumes.

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  • Mar 08 2022
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    Nonstop Flights to Vancouver, BC Return to SMF

    Starting June 1, 2022, Air Canada will resume nonstop service between Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) following a 26-month suspension due to the COVID pandemic.

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  • Nov 19 2021
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    October 2021 Sets Record for Monthly SMF Traffic

    SMF recorded more than 1 million passengers in October 2021, making it the second time this year that monthly traffic has exceeded 1 million.

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  • Nov 10 2021
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    SCDA Lauds House Passage of Infrastructure Bill

    President Biden set to sign law that will provide $25 billion in crucial funding for airport infrastructure

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  • Sep 23 2021
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    SMF Receives $4.6M for Zero-Emission Busses

    FAA awards more than $43 million in grants to build safer, more sustainable and more accessible airports

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  • Jul 13 2021
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    BARC is Back at SMF

    SMF’s BARC Dogs Help to Calm Traveler’s Nerves During Summer Travel

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  • Jun 23 2021
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    Sacramento County Department of Airports Awarded Airport Rescue Plan Act Grants

    FAA to award $48.6 million to Sacramento County Airports for pandemic recovery efforts

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  • Jun 10 2021
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    Southwest launches new nonstop services to Kona, Hawaii and Palm Springs

    Addition of Kona, Palm Springs brings number of nonstop cities served to 41 at SMF

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  • Jun 04 2021
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    Sacramento County Airport Fire and Cosumnes CSD Fire Department to Conduct Controlled Training Burn

    Cosumnes CSD Fire Department and Sacramento County Airport Fire have partnered together to conduct controlled wildland training fires at Franklin Field Airport near Elk Grove between June 7 - 12, during the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day.

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  • May 19 2021
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    Masks are still required when visiting SMF

    CDC prevention measures continue to apply to all travelers

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  • Mar 18 2021
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    CLEAR Brings Touchless Security Screening to Sacramento International Airport

    Secure Identity Technology Provides Travelers with Fast, Frictionless Experience

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  • Mar 03 2021
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    What’s New at Sacramento International Airport

    Spring brings new nonstop flights and on-site COVID-19 testing

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  • Jan 26 2021
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    Planning to travel internationally? Guidelines have changed.

    If you are planning to travel internationally please be aware beginning Jan. 26 changes will be made to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (CDC) travel mandates.

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  • Jan 06 2021
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    Construction at Terminal A TSA Checkpoint Resumes; Passengers Advised to Arrive Early to SMF

    Travelers are advised to arrive two hours prior to flight departure

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  • Oct 30 2020
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    Sacramento International Airport Transitions to Cashier-Less Payment System for Parking

    To reduce person-to-person contact and provide a safer, more expedient travel experience for our customers, starting November 2, cash will not be accepted at parking lot cashier booths in all parking lots at SMF

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  • Oct 15 2020
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    What’s New at Sacramento International Airport

    Autumn Brings New and Returning Flights and Easier Access to Hawaii

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  • Aug 18 2020
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    Sacramento International Airport Adds Nonstop Flights to Mexico City

    Volaris Announces Twice Weekly Service Starting This Fall

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  • Mar 15 2020
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    What to expect when traveling via SMF during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Learn about what to expect when traveling via Sacramento International Airport (SMF) during the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic

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  • Dec 23 2019
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    AT&T Internet Connection Restored at Sacramento International Airport

    AT&T Internet Connection Restored at Sacramento International Airport

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  • Dec 20 2019
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    HOLIDAY TRAVEL TIPS FROM SACRAMENTO INTL. AIRPORT

    Holiday Travel Tips From Sacramento Intl. Airport

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  • Dec 09 2019
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    SuperShuttle to Cease Operations at SMF

    SuperShuttle to Cease Operations at SMF

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  • Nov 22 2019
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    Thanksgiving Travel Tips from Sacramento International Airport

    Thanksgiving Travel Tips from Sacramento International Airport

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  • Nov 10 2019
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    Southwest launches new nonstop from Sacramento International Airport to Honolulu

    New route is 5th nonstop flight to Hawaii from SMF

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  • Oct 23 2019
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    Sacramento International Airport Reopens West Runway

    Sacramento International Airport Reopens West Runway

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  • Oct 11 2019
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    Busy Holiday Weekend at Sacramento International Airport

    Busy Holiday Weekend at Sacramento International Airport

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  • Sep 16 2019
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    New nonstop connects Sacramento to fall playground getaway

    New nonstop connects Sacramento to fall playground getaway

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  • Aug 12 2019
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    Sacramento International Airport Opens New Economy Lot Parking

    Sacramento International Airport Opens New Economy Lot Parking

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  • Jun 25 2019
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    Contour Airlines expands nonstop service to Palm Springs

    New nonstop connects Sacramento to fall playground getaway

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  • May 22 2019
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    May brings return of seasonal service to Boston and Chicago at SMF

    May brings return of seasonal service to Boston and Chicago at SMF

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  • Mar 28 2019
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    Sacramento International Airport West Runway Closure

    Sacramento International Airport West Runway Closure

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  • Mar 13 2019
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    Spirit Airlines joins Sacramento International Airport with nonstops to Las Vegas

    Spirit Airlines joins Sacramento International Airport with nonstops to Las Vegas

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  • Jan 31 2019
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    Sacramento International Airport Welcomes Contour Airlines with Nonstop Flights to Santa Barbara.

    Sacramento International Airport Welcomes Contour Airlines with Nonstop Flights to Santa Barbara.

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  • Dec 19 2018
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    Holiday Travel Tips from Sacramento Intl. Airport

    Sacramento International Airport is ready to serve holiday travelers with festive holiday decorations, live entertainment, and abundant options for last-minute shopping.

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  • Nov 30 2018
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    New Pick-up Location for App-Based Ride Services in Terminal B at Sacramento International Airport

    New Pick-up Location for App-Based Ride Services in Terminal B at Sacramento International Airport

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  • Nov 20 2018
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    Sacramento International Airport Celebrates Launch of New Service to León, Mexico

    Sacramento International Airport Celebrates Launch of New Service to León, Mexico

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  • Nov 19 2018
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    Thanksgiving Travel Tips from Sacramento International Airport

    Thanksgiving Travel Tips from Sacramento International Airport

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  • Oct 26 2018
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    Delta Announces New Nonstop Service to Detroit in June

    Delta (DL) has announced it will offer daily, year-round, nonstop service between Sacramento (SMF) and Detroit, Michigan (DTW) beginning June 17, 2019. This is the sixth Delta hub airport with nonstop service to and from Sacramento International.

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  • Sep 27 2018
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    Parking Improvements at Sacramento International Airport

    Approximately 1500 parking spaces in the Economy Lot will be temporarily closed for paving.

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  • Aug 21 2018
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    July 2018 Set All-Time Record for Monthly Traffic at Sacramento Intl Airport

    Sacramento International Airport recorded 1.1 million enplanements in July 2018, making it the busiest month in airport history.

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  • Jul 27 2018
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    Volaris Announces New Nonstop Service to Léon, Mexico in November

    Flights scheduld at ideal time for families visiting relatives for the winter holidays

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  • Jul 23 2018
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    Sacramento Intl Airport Celebrates Return of Frontier Airlines on Aug. 1

    Ultra-low-cost carrier adds competition to Denver market

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  • Jun 29 2018
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    Our Ohana Keeps Growing! Hawaiian Announces Daily Nonstop Service to Maui in April 2019

    Hawaiiain adds Maui to exisiting Honolulu service

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  • Jun 25 2018
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    Travel Tips from Sacramento Intl Airport: Arrive 2 Hours Early, Know Parking Options

    Give your self enough time and check the parking map

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  • Jun 22 2018
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    ATMS Up and Ready to Dispense Cash at Sacramento International Airport

    New Bank of America cash vending machines have extra security features

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  • Jun 19 2018
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    Alaska Airlines Announces New Service to Kona First-ever service to the Big Island Begins Dec. 20

    Alaska Airlines today announced plans to begin thrice-weekly nonstop flights from Sacramento to Hawaii’s Kona International Airport (KOA) on the island of Hawaii beginning Dec. 20, 2018.

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  • Jun 14 2018
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    Sac Intl Airport Served Over 1 Million Passengers in May

    Benchmark reached for first time since 2007; June, July & August expected to follow trend

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  • May 31 2018
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    Southwest to Expand Service to New Orleans, Houston

    Nonstop Service to Both Cities begins Nov. 4

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  • May 11 2018
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    Sac Intl Airport Celebrates Launch of New Service to Vancouver on May 17

    Air Canada is set to launch daily nonstop service between Sacramento (SMF) and Vancouver (YVR) starting Thursday, May 17. Air Canada becomes the airport’s 3rd international carrier after Volaris and Aeromexico.

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  • May 03 2018
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    Sac Intl Airport Celebrates Launch of New Service to Orlando on May 6

    Southwest Airlines is set to launch daily nonstop service between Sacramento (SMF)) and Orlando, FL (MCO) starting Sunday, May 6, 2018.

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  • May 03 2018
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    Southwest Selects Sacramento Intl To Be Among First Airports Serving Hawaii In Fall 2018

    Sacramento International Airport (SMF) has learned Southwest (WN) has selected it to be among the first California airports to offer nonstop service to the Hawaiian Islands this fall.

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  • May 01 2018
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    Frontier Airlines Returns to SMF with Nonstop Flights to Denver, Las Vegas

    Low-cost carrier brings competition to 2 popular destinations

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  • May 01 2018
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    Sacramento Intl Airport Posts Four Years of Passenger Growth

    Month-over-month increases date back to March 2014; growth predicted to continue with new destinations & airlines

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  • Apr 25 2018
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    No Cash Vending Machines at Sacramento Intl Airport until June

    Sacramento International Airport is in the process of changing its ATM vendor. Because of this change, no ATMs will be available in the airport terminals or at the rental car center until the first week of June.

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  • Apr 05 2018
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    Sacramento Intl Airport Celebrates Launch of New Service to Austin, St. Louis on April 8

    Southwest is set to launch daily nonstop service to Austin and St. Louis on Sunday, April 8, and Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is joining with the airline to make it a festive occasion.

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  • Apr 02 2018
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    Sacramento Intl Airport Sets February Record for Passengers Served

    Trend expected to continue with new domestic & international destinations in 2018

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  • Mar 29 2018
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    Spring Break Special: Terminal A Checkpoint Early Opening

    To assist passengers traveling during the busy spring break travel period, the TSA security checkpoint at Terminal A will open daily at 3:30 a.m. instead of 4 a.m. Early hours end on Sunday, April 8.

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  • Jan 18 2018
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    Sacramento Intl Airport Breaks All-Time Record for Passengers Served

    Trend expected to continue into 2018 with new destinations, additional capacity

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  • Dec 18 2017
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    Christmas Travel Tips from Sacramento Intl Airport

    Sacramento International Airport is ready to serve holiday travelers with festive holiday decorations, live entertainment, and abundant options for last-minute shopping.

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  • Dec 14 2017
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    Airport Celebrates New Solar Facility That Will Provide More Than 30% of Electricity

    Sacramento International Airport officials and community representatives today celebrated the opening of a new solar facility which is expected to provide more than 30 percent of the airport’s electricity. It is the largest on-airport solar facility in California.

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  • Nov 29 2017
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    New Non-Stop Service between Sacramento & Vancouver Begins May 2018

    Air Canada (AC) will begin offering daily nonstop service between Sacramento and Vancouver (YVR), British Columbia beginning May 17, 2018

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  • Nov 27 2017
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    Airport On Track to Have a Record-Breaking 2017;  Growth Rate Up 6.8% Year-to-Date

    New & added flights, bigger planes offer more options to Sacramento travelers

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  • Nov 17 2017
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    Thanksgiving Travel Tips from Sacramento International Airport

    Arrive two hours early & be prepared with information

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  • Nov 16 2017
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    Airport holiday entertainment series begins Nov. 22

    Sacramento International Airport has scheduled performers at selected dates from Nov. 22 - Dec. 24.

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  • Nov 03 2017
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    Airport Readies for Solar Farm That Will Provide More Than 30% of Electricity

    A new solar farm which is expected to provide more than a third of the electrical needs of Sacramento International Airport is expected to be operational by the end of the year.

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  • Oct 27 2017
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    Moody’s Investors Upgrade Sacramento Intl Airport Credit Rating

    Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the credit rating on Sacramento County Airport Revenue Bonds

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  • Oct 23 2017
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    Airport Records 42 Months of Increased Passenger Growth

    As of September, passenger traffic at Sacramento International Airport (SMF) has increased a robust 6.4% year-to-date over 2016. September also marks the 42nd consecutive month of month-over-month growth, reversing passengers lost during the recession and pointing to record-breaking traffic by the end of 2017 or 2018

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  • Sep 21 2017
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    Sacramento International Airport Named Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Medium Airports

    Terminal facilities, security checkpoints cited as strengths in survey by J.D. Power

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  • Aug 28 2017
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    Southwest Adds Service to 5 New Destinations from Sacramento

    Routes include popular vacation spots & airport's 8th East Coast destination

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  • Jul 25 2017
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    Airport Gas Station Will Be Closed Wednesday Evening-Thursday Morning

    Closure will impact all operations, including food sales and restrooms

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  • Jul 05 2017
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    New Website Map Shows Where Parking is Available at Sacramento International Airport

    Passengers encouraged to check parking conditions on the web page before entering the airport

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  • Jun 23 2017
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    Summer Travel Tips: Arrive Early, Know Your Parking Options, Be Prepared

    Airport offers 150 daily nonstop flights in June, with more on tap in August

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  • May 22 2017
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    Airport Schedules Emergency Drill on Wednesday, May 24

    Realistic exercise will test emergency preparedness of airport staff and community first responders

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  • May 12 2017
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    JetBlue Has Moved to Terminal B

    Jet bridge repairs will take an indefinite amount of time

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